Lois Lane #5

DC Comics

Written by Greg Rucka

Art by Mike Perkins

Colors by Gabe Eltaeb

Letters by Simon Bowland

The Rundown: Lois schools the uninitiated about what it means to be a reporter as her story gets hotter and more dangerous.


Lois Lane is on her way to DC to meet a potential new source and on the way she has to inform a fellow passenger what being a reporter means and what they can and cannot print in the news. When she arrives, she decides to teach a potential new source about how she plans to use the information provided in her story.

At the same time, Renee Montoya aka The Question has a few choice ones for the man who provided the money for the recent assassination attempt that almost took out the reporter. What she wants from the man is who gave him the money and who the actual target was.

The Story: Rucka does a brilliant job of showcasing the reality of being a reporter in Lois’ conversations with people unfamiliar. Both parts of the story have a maturity in their writing that cuts out fluff and excess in favor of getting to the heart of a moment and putting it out. I sincerely enjoy the unassuming, yet powerful nature of this story and can’t wait to see where the mystery of it goes next.

The Art: Mike Perkins continues to utilize a darkly detailed and beautiful film noir style for the art in this issue and it makes all of the characters not only look fantastic, but it gives their actions added resonance.

Lois Lane #5




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